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WEBINAR: Human rights and democratic regression in Asia

Three experts on human rights and civil society discuss the situation in two countries which have seen recent democratic regression, Thailand and Myanmar, as well as the use of forced disappearances.

The dark side of civil society? How Thailand’s civic networks foster autocracy

  • Dr Janjira Sombatpoonsiri,

Royalist civil society networks operate as repressive forces which reduce democratic space.